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5 Bikesharing Trends to Watch in 2015
by Shared-Use Mobility Center
There are a number of bikesharing trends to be excited about this year, from better technology to increased access in low-income communities.
Staying Human in a Time of Climate Change: New Author on Science, Grief, and Hope
by Christopher Zumski Finke
For geographer and author M Jackson, knowing climate science isn’t enough. We need to get our hearts involved too.
How the Pope Is Revving up Climate Action in LA’s Most Polluted Neighborhood
by Jasmine Aguilera
Catholic environmentalists are channeling the power of the Pope’s words into action.
Why These Filmmakers Ate Nothing But Trash for Half a Year
by Liz Pleasant
In the new documentary "Just Eat It," filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jenny Rustemeyer swear off grocery shopping for six months and eat only food that would otherwise be thrown out.
Obama’s Push for Corporate Rule: A Moment of Opportunity
by David Korten
Call it populism versus corporatism or democracy versus corporate rule. Either way, it is a far more meaningful political division than two political parties debating big government versus small.
Meet the Scientist Breeding More Resilient Bees (And 4 Other People Working to Save the Pollinators)
by Miles Schneiderman
With honeybee populations on the decline, scientists, lawyers, and even artists have set out to save humanity's most important pollinators.
Video: On the Water With Seattle “Kayaktivists” Who Stood Up to Big Oil
by Jennifer Luxton
They couldn’t stop the massive rig from heading to Alaska’s Chukchi Sea. But they seem to have invented a new, waterborne form of activism along the way.
Solar Panels Are Part of the Pope’s Revolution—But So Is Dismantling Structural Racism
by Anthony Giancatarino
The Pope is talking about a revolution that goes way beyond simply adding renewable energy to our current extractive economy.
Video: How to Pickle Beets
by Liz Pleasant
The simple and easy way to pickle your beets at home.
5 Medicinal Herbs You Can Grow in Your Backyard
by Miles Schneiderman
These herbs aren't just for cooking—here's how you can use them to treat ailments from asthma to anxiety.
How This Library Paid $1 to Install Its Solar Panels
by Mary Hansen
In West Virginia, Solar Holler helps nonprofits install solar panels for less than the price of a cup of coffee.
Can We Save Our Planet? What the Climate Movement Can Learn From the Nuclear Freeze Campaign
by Duncan Meisel
The Nuclear Freeze Campaign of the 1980s saved the world from nuclear war. Here's what today's climate activists can learn from its success.
This College Student Chained Herself to a Shell Oil Ship for Three Days. Here’s Why.
by Araz Hachadourian
Will young activists do anything to stop oil drilling in the Arctic?
“Mad Max: Fury Road” Is a Resource-Conscious Blockbuster for Our Time
by Kate Aronoff
Who ruined Mad Max’s world? The new film isn't afraid to lay blame — and suggest a way forward.
These Friends from High School Bought an Abandoned Factory. Now They're Distilling Artisanal Whiskeys‏
by Samuel Dolgin-Gardner
Much as blight can be contagious, so can renewal. How grassroots community groups are saving neighborhoods and building new businesses.